The Flood In Gilgamesh

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1. The principal event for the Israelites was the covenant God created with Adam, Noah, Abraham and others, because they were the chosen people for the great nation of Israel.
2. Israel´s crucial location was in the middle of the two great civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia, using Israel as their bridge for trade and thus making it very unstable.
3. Gilgamesh took everything without permission from the people and had sex with every woman he encountered, he was uncontrollable, so Enkidu was created. Enkidu was a character created by the gods to help Gilgamesh control his abusive behavior.
4. Gilgamesh helps Enkidu to become a civilized man from the primitive man he was, and they soon became best friends. When Enkidu died, Gilgamesh tried
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Adam and Eve were innocent until they ate the forbidden fruit, same as Enkidu, only that he was innocent until he had sex and then became a civilized man; similarly, in both stories, the characters were presented as being nude. The main difference was that Eve was tempted by the serpent, while in Enkidu´s story, the harlot tempted him, took advantage of him, and had sex with him.
6. The floods in Gilgamesh´s story and in Genesis were similar because they both present a God that has direct communication with them and warns them of a catastrophe that will come, and that they have to build an ark in order to survive it. The main difference was the presence of more than one God in Ekidu´s story, whereas in Genesis there is only one god present. Additionally, in Gilgamesh´s epic, the landing site was different because of the mountain´s differing name from the one in Genesis.
7. In the bible, P source is presented several times in the bible, for example in Genesis 1:26, “God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the bird of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth and over the creeping thing that creeps upon the earth’” (Coogan, Brettler and Newsom). The J sources is also presented in Genesis 2:7, “The Lord formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Coogan, Brettler
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After the flood destroyed all living things, a covenant was made by God, and God promised that he will never destroy the earth using water. As a third creation, God told to Noah to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth (Coogan, Brettler and Newsom).
9. Abraham bargained with the Lord because the extermination of Sodom and Gomorrah can cause damage to the innocent people, and it was not justified for everyone to pay for the sins of some, but God didn´t listen to him.
10. Sarah laughed when she received the news of having a baby at old age, because she already had her menopause.
11. Jacob wants the blessing from his blind father, so he wore Esau´s clothes, and used skin of a goat to imitate his hairy skin. Jacob gave him a stew that he was asking for and presented himself as Esau before him (Coogan, Brettler and Newsom).
12. Joseph’s brothers sold him to Egyptian people because they were jealous of him for receiving most of their father´s attention. Years after, food became scarce, so the brothers went to Egypt to get food. Joseph, who was living in Egypt, received them but they didn´t recognize him. After Joseph tested their honesty, he gave his brothers food and place to live (Coogan, Brettler and
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